List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Several small tornados touched down during the severe storms Monday night in western and central PA

05.03.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Weather Service in State College says an F-1 tornado tore up the town of Rebersburg in Centre County.          The twister followed a mile-long path and damaged more than two dozen ...

A rally at the PA state capital this week urged lawmakers to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products

05.03.17 | Terry Diener

The American Lung Association says Pennsylvania should follow the lead of California and Hawaii and raise the legal sales age from 18 to 21. It says tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and most adult smokers ...

Storm Pummels Williamsport Area

05.02.17 | Bob Price

A line of strong thunderstorms blew through the area Monday evening, leaving behind quite a mess. Several trees were knocked down and part of the roof was blown off a church in the Williamsport area. PPL reports thousands of customers are without ...

STORM RAVAGES REGION: Thousands without power in S. Tier

05.02.17 | Bob Price

Heavy rain and high winds moved through New York state and northern Pennsylvania on Monday evening, leaving tens of thousands without power in the Southern Tier. The heaviest rain moved through the region between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. At midnight ...

A federal judge in PA has ruled that an alliance of atheists can proceed with a lawsuit

05.01.17 | Bob Price

They are suing the state House of Representatives over its invocation policy. U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Conner says he will permit the anti-public prayer case to move forward. The Pennsylvania House has been opening its sessions with ...

First responders tested their terrorism readiness yesterday in Williamsport, PA

05.01.17 | Terry Diener

Authorities staged a mock truck attack into a crowd of pedestrians while a simulated hostage situation was on going, just blocks away.James W. Slotterback, the emergency preparedness coordinator for UPMC Susquehanna said there were a lot of ...

Sentencing will happen in early June for three former Penn State officials

04.28.17 | Bob Price

Former president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley will be sentenced June 2nd in Harrisburg.  It all stems from failing to notify child-welfare authorities of a 2001 complaint about ...

President Trump becomes the first U.S. president since Ronald Reagan to speak to the NRA today

04.28.17 | Bob Price

He'll address a gathering of 70,000 in Atlanta who feel passionately about the right to bare arms.NRA Spokeswoman Jennifer Baker says President Trump has been a strong advocate of 2nd Amendment rights.Tomorrow night, the president marks his 100th ...

A jury has decided cop-killer Erik Frein deserves to die for the 2014 sniper attack in the Poconos

04.27.17 | Bob Price

Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin says jurors "have delivered the penalty that is so richly deserved by Eric Frein."Defense Attorney William Ruzzo claims he's surprised by the jury's decision.        ...

The state Senate is doing something about limited healthcare in rural parts of PA

04.27.17 | Terry Diener

Lawmakers have passed a bill that lets nurse practitioners provide health care independent of a doctor. By a vote of 39-10, the chamber embraced a measure that would allow nurses to practice on their own after fulfilling a three-year, 3,600-hour ...

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